Wilson, William G.

10/25/2010

 

WILLIAM G. WILLSON
SEPTEMBER 13, 1929 – OCTOBER 25, 2010
 
Captain "Bill" Willson passed away Monday evening October 25, 2010 at his Sulphur, Louisiana home. He was born in Colorado and moved to old Maplewood during World War II. He was a Sea Scout and earned his Eagle Scout Award. He won speech and debate awards at Sulphur High School. He earned his BA from SLI, Lafayette, Louisiana and his Masters from Iliff School of Theology, Denver Colorado.
 
He retired from the Navy in 1983 after 32 years of meritorious service to his country. With his Cherokee heritage he often was the Indian representative for the Chaplain's Corps. Upon retirement he served as Vicar at St. Luke's Episcopal Mission, Westcliffe Colorado for 16 years until his health forced a move to Louisiana. He then served the Diocese of Western Louisiana at Good Shepherd.
Captain "Bill" with the captivating smile and sense of humor is preceded in death by his parents, JWC Willson and Willdagene Willson Lancaster. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Ann Willson; his four daughters, Ann Barthrop, Sue Fredendall, Kay Willson, and Billie Jo Hermansson and their spouses and families; his brothers Jim and Stan Willson and their spouses Grace and Karen; and his sister Darlene Fritzinger. His legacy will endure in the future with 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.